Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass


    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Please tell me whether or not the 2 correspondences are upper hemicontinuous and PLEASE (using the definition) justify why.

    1)F:[2,3]->R^2, F(r)={(x,y):abs(x)+abs(y)<=r}

    2)F:R^n{0}->R^n, F(x)=B(x;||x||), the closed ball centred at x with radius ||x||.


    abs=absolute value
    is the complement
    ||x|| is distance

    My definition of upper hemicontinuity is:

    F:A->R^k, A contained in R^n, correspondence. I say F is upper hemicontinuous at p if: for all sequences {x^m} in A, {y^m} in R^k (where y^m belongs to F(x^m) for all m), and x^m->p belongs to A, y^m->q belongs to R^k, I have q belonging to F(p).

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:07 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    1) Proof:
    Consider any r in [2,3]. Let x_n->r as n->oo. Let y_n belongs to F(x_n) and y_n->q=(q1,q2). I want to show q belongs to F(r).
    For any e>0, since x_n->r and y_n->q, then there exists some N>0, such that for all n>N, we have |x_n-r|<e and |y_n-q|<e. Then x_n<r+e. We know y_n is in F(x_n), Let ...

    Solution Summary

    This shows how to determine whether or not correspondences are upper hemicontinuous.